Friday, 29 May 2020

Peony

So much gorgeousness in one go. Simply beautiful peonies, roses and scabious seed heads. ⁣⁣
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I'd have quite liked to keep these for myself. ⁣⁣


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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Boston Red Sox

34 years as a florist (I know, I was really young when I started!!) and yesterday I made my first ever baseball cap. ⁣⁣⁣
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It wasn't for a Boston Red Sox fan, but what's a girl to do when she's got a red cap in front of her? ⁣⁣⁣
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Saturday, 16 May 2020

Anchor floral tribute

Whilst it may be more 'traditional' for an anchor to be made in blue & white, or Red, White and Blue, I love how the family who ordered this tribute combined the gentlemans love of the sea and favourite football team to make it more personal.  When it comes to flowers/colours we are limited only by our imagination.


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Monday, 11 May 2020

COVID-19 Update


We are now able to offer 'Next day' delivery again on a wide on a wide selection of orders (a small few still have a minimum 48 hour notice period required). We are still unable to guarantee specific flowers at this time, however, so far our wholesalers have come-up-trumps every time we've asked for something. We are also able to offer a same-day collection service albeit with a limited selection; please call the shop to discuss your options if you wish to collect on-the-day.

Orders may be placed Online (for delivery and collection - 24 hours per day) via the Telephone 01329 849457 (from 10am until 1pm Tuesday and Saturday, 10am until 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) or via email - please be aware I don't always get time to check the emails daily.

All deliveries will be contact less so please ensure the recipient will be at home (a telephone number will be required for all delivery addresses). Time deliveries cannot be guaranteed (except for funeral tributes) although we will do our very best to accommodate your preferred time.

At this present time you cannot enter the shop to place an order.

Collection can be made between the hours of 10 am - 1pm, Monday to Saturday (unless otherwise arranged). Collection (a with deliveries) will be contact less. In accordance with the government directive we cannot (at this time) allow you to enter the shop to collect your order. Please knock on the door when you arrive, then step back. We will then unlock the door, place your order on a table for you, before moving away for you to be able to pick it up and take away with you; this ensures we adhere to social distancing rules at all times.

We thank you for your patience, understanding and overwhelming support during these difficult time. We hope you are all keeping safe, and healthy. It's not over yet but hopefully we are moving in the right direction.



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Thursday, 12 March 2020

Now, more than ever

it is vitally important if you have local shops, you use those shops.

We are currently in the grip of a worldwide pandemic on a health and well being scale whilst also being on the brink of an economic disaster, and the small businesses (the very backbone of our economy) are the ones who are taking/feeling the brunt of it. If they collapse/close/go under, our whole economy collapses, and that, in turn, will have a knock-on effect for each-and-every single person living in this country. The rich, the poor, the fit/healthy, the sick; young, and old, alike.

A lot of people – an awful lot of people – are asking if Corona Virus is already/is going to have an impact on shop. The truthful answer to that question is “I don’t know”. I don’t think anyone can know for definite. Right now, the building sites around the shop are causing us more issue than I think the virus is, however, I have no idea whether that will still be the case this-time-next-week.

What I do know is that I am doing all I can in the shop to help. I clean the door handles every time someone has been in/out; I always have hand sanitiser that I use regularly at work anyway because of the very nature of the job, so keeping my hands as clean as I can is second nature to me. I’m disinfecting as much as I can, trying to keep any areas where my customers may come into contact with a surface as germ free as possible, yet, I have no idea if someone walking through the door has it and is spreading it around. I have to trust that each person who enters the building is also doing their bit, so there is always going to be a small risk. I have a Mum and several family members who fall into the "at risk" category so when I say I'm doing all I can, you may rest assured that I really am. 

There are many florists around the world (some of them friends of mine) who are already seeing a knock-on effect; weddings (and funerals) are cancelling, corporate events are being cancelled, hotels are withdrawing contracts. For small businesses like mine/theirs this can mean they end up having to close their doors for good. It’s a scary time for those of us who operate on a day-to-day scale; just as a lot of customers who live day-to-day are going to struggle if the country follows Italy and goes into lock-down.

Personally, I feel Italy should have allowed the smaller stores to stay open and the big ones to close; the supermarkets aren’t able to keep clean in the same way a small local shop can, and that’s why it’s important during such uncertainty that we continue to use our local shops; you’re far safer in one of those than in a superstore.

Clive, and I, have discussed our options should a lock-down come-to-pass, and we have a contingency in place that will see us through should the worst happen, so please do not fear if you have orders placed with us for later in the year. The only real issue I can see we may have is if the supply chain is disrupted in the mean-time, and that just means I have to work harder to source other options.

Now, below is a little rant which I really should keep from a business page but it needs to be said!  

The lack of intelligence shown by those who make up the “me, me, me” elements of society, do genuinely scare me more than the virus itself. Do they not realise that by buying 12 bottles of hand wash/sanitiser (when 1 or 2 will suffice) that they are then stopping someone who may have the virus from being able to clean their hands, thereby passing it on to someone else who cannot make a purchase. What happens when those 12 bottles are used and they then can’t get any? Selfish, stupidity which blows my mind. Also, did these people never wash their hands before?

Don’t even get me started on the toilet roll issues!

We're in for a rough few months I think, so please, look after yourselves, but also remember there are others out there in this world who may not  be able to look out for themselves, or have anyone to do it for them. Let's try to make some good out of the bad stuff and find some compassion, because what affects your neighbour. work colleague or fellow random human can have a knock-on effect to your own situation. A little thought and consideration can go a really long way. 


  
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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Heart Floral Tribute

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” -from, Winnie the Pooh. ⁣⁣




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Friday, 14 February 2020

The darker side of Valentines

Sadly, Valentines Day is not all about romance, love, flowers, wine and chocolate. There is a much darker side to it, and if you are the partner/husband/wife of some of the despicable creatures I’ve had the displeasure of dealing with today, please re-think your life choices (or get help to leave them  https://stopdomesticabuse.uk/ ). I’ve been called every name under the sun, been threatened and treated to abusive behaviour (mainly via phone this year (because they can hide behind a call) but a couple have been in the shop) all because I didn’t have the specific flower they wanted when they came in (they’d not bothered to order and left it until the last minute).

Valentines Day, is the only time I ever have to deal with such abuse/behaviour and sadly it no longer shocks me, but it does genuinely scare me that someone is in a relationship with such vile people. 

You ARE WORTH MORE than someone who would treat a middle-aged florist in such a way.



Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Claude Monet

"I must have flowers; always, and always" - Claude Monet⁣

I hear him :) ⁣




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